Review | Tory Burch York Buckle Tote

tory burch york buckle tote review french grey

If you saw my What’s In My Work Bag post, you’d know that I recently picked up the Tory Burch York Buckle Tote in french grey. If you’re on the hunt for a new tote, read on for my review on this bag! 🙂

york tote review


  • It has classic tote style that won’t go out of fashion (at least, I hope not!).
  • I am not a big fan of super large in-your-face brand logos when it comes to handbags and accessories, so I adore the small, subtle Tory Burch logo in the front of the bag.
  • The french grey is the perfect neutral colour for all year round! If french grey isn’t your thing, they have come out with a range of colours every season for you to choose from.
  • The outer shell material is saffiano leather, which makes it durable, scratch resistant, and easy to clean.
  • Very spacious with tons of compartments and pouches, allowing you to carry a bunch of things but still staying organized.
  • The middle compartment for your laptop is padded, so you don’t even need to put your laptop in a case!
  • For a leather tote this large, it’s relatively light.

what's in my work bag tory burch york buckle tote review


  • Quite large, which be a bit of a hassle, especially during rush hour when people are shoving past each other. They do have a smaller size, which may be perfect for you if you have a smaller laptop!
  • The top is open with no zipper or button closure, so I always have to be super careful in crowded places.
  • Some online reviewers claim the straps aren’t super durable if you carry heavy items (i.e. your laptop) on a daily basis, but that personally hasn’t been a problem for me so far.
  • Also from online reviewers- the laptop compartment is not attached the the bottom of the bag, so things can get stuck at the bottom. However, I like keeping small items organized in pouches and cases which eliminates this problem.

york tote review

Overall, I have been loving this bag so far. The organizational compartments of this bag is definitely my favourite part. Plus, because it’s such a neutral, simple tote, it goes with pretty much everything! If you’re looking for a new work bag, I recommend checking the Tory Burch York Buckle Tote out! 🙂

york tote review

xo sandra when she wanders

33 Comment

  1. I love that it has so many compartments for organization! But I also like to dump my stuff in my bag and go haha : )

    1. Hahaha… okay I totally do that with my other bag as well 😛

  2. Omg I love the grey colour, it’s so pretty! I have a similar tote bag that I stopped wearing bc it wore my back down from carrying heavy things everyday 🙁

    1. Awww, I totally get you though. I hate carrying heavy things in shoulder bags, I always need to keep switching shoulders when I do! But good thing I rarely have to bring a laptop to/from work!

  3. colenemeth31 says: Reply

    That is such a great bag! It’s the perfect size for school or those days I feel like working from the cafe 🙂

    1. I love bringing it when I work at a cafe! Super convenient 🙂

  4. Simply gorgeous tote bag and its very easy to paired it with many different color. Great review anyway dear. Thank you for sharing. XOX

    1. Thank you! And yup, definitely a very versatile colour!

  5. Beautiful everyday Tote bag and I like that Tory Burch has chosen to make her logo smaller – love the colour as well!

    1. Isn’t the colour gorgeous? 😀

  6. the staple purse! goes with anything! great post <3

    1. Thank you! 🙂

  7. This bag is STUNNING! Perfect transition piece from Winter –> Spring. <3

    1. I agree, definitely a good bag that will suit both colder and warmer weather! 😀

  8. That bag looks absolutely amazing! That would be a total dream for me to carry around haha, loving the fact that there’s so many of those compartments.

    1. Haha yeah, the compartments make organization super easy! 😀

  9. Looks like such a great bag, thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Thank you 🙂

  10. I love tote bags and this not only looks really chic it also seems very good quality.
    Katja xxx

    1. Thanks girl! 🙂

  11. Love the understated elegance! 🙂

    1. Such a classic bag, isn’t it? 🙂

  12. I have zero interest in bags but I liked the clear layout and format of your blog, it made something thats pretty boring to me quite easy to read!

    1. Haha well happy to hear you like the layout of my blog! Thanks! 🙂

  13. SofarsoSabine says: Reply

    I love the color of the bag, so that’s a big pro too! It’s so big and perfectly organized inside. I like it!! xo Sabine

    1. Thank you, and yup the colour is so gorgeous! 😀

  14. Oh my days this looks like my dream bag, loving the colour and all the compartments! I NEED IT 🙂

    1. I love all the compartments as well! Super organized and can hold so much! 😀

  15. Looove this bag!! Such a beautiful color! 🙂

    1. Thank you! I love the colour as well! 😀

  16. mla says: Reply

    enjoyed reading your review! I recently bought a tory burch shoulder tote which looks similar to the york buckle tote but with improvements on the straps, middle pocket and interior organization. I think the buckle tote has been phased out last year and they have brought out the robinsons leather tote as a replacement. i got it in royal navy and i cant wait to use it.

  17. Erin says: Reply

    Hi! Is this the small, medium or large size? Do you know the dimensions off hand? This looks like a great size but sometimes I see pictures of this purse that look huge and others that the bag looks tiny. I’m assuming there are different sizes. Thank you! 🙂

    1. Hi Erin! This bag comes in two sizes and the one I have here is the large size – 15″ x 11″ x 6″. I feel like it’s quite a big purse for going out and about on the weekends, but it’s a good option if you need to bring your laptop or notebooks around often (for work, school, etc.). Hope this helps! 🙂

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